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What's New in 201 1 

■ Beginning March 1 , the new e-Permits System will enable sport hunters 
and trappers to buy their permits online, print them out at home and 
have them in hand immediately. Hunters and trappers will still be able 
to buy permits from traditional vendors and by using the telephone if 
they prefer. 

■ To protect the personal information of sportsmen and women, the 
Conservation Department now allows the collars of hunting dogs and 
most hunting and trapping equipment to be labeled with the user's 
name and address, or Conservation Number. 

■ Atlatls may now be used to take bullfrogs and green frogs with a 
hunting permit and deer during the firearms deer season except for the 
muzzleloader portion. 

■ Due to declining populations, the hunting season for ruffed grouse has 
been closed. 

■ To allow trappers and hunters more opportunities to sell their furs at 
national and international auctions, the Resident Fur Handlers Permit 
will be rescinded July 1 , 2011 . On and after this date, hunters and 
trappers with valid permits that allow the taking of furbearers may 
possess, transport and sell furs throughout the year. 

■ Cable restraints can now be used for the duration of the furbearer 
trapping season, which runs from Nov. 15 to Jan. 31. In addition, the 
Wildlife Code was rewritten to clarify that only coyotes, red foxes and 
gray foxes may be taken alive with cable restraints from Feb. 1 through 
the last day of February. 



Contents 

Hunting and Trapping in Missouri 1 

Permits: General Information 2 

Purchasing Permits 5 

Lifetime Permits 6 

Missouri Hunting 6i Trapping Permits 7 

Hunting: General Provisions 12 

Deer Hunting 15 

Furbearer, Groundhog and Rabbit Hunting 16 

Squirrel, Frog, Crow, Migratory Birds and Waterfowl Hunting 17 

Pheasant and Quail Hunting 18 

Turkey Hunting 19 

Sunrise and Sunset Table 20 

Trapping: Seasons/Limits 22 

Cable Restraint Device Training 24 

Share the Harvest Program 25 

Nontoxic Shot 26 

ATVUse 27 

Feral Hogs 28 

Definitions 30 

A Hunter's Responsibilities 32 

Contact Information 33 



Hunting and Trapping in Missouri 

After centuries of being hunted and trapped, most of Missouri's native wild 
creatures are still here. Many of them are as abundant now as they were 
300 years ago. For a long time people believed that wildlife was doomed to 
disappear as humans changed the landscape. It was only a little more than 100 
years ago that serious attempts to manage the state's wildlife began, and only a 
little more than 70 years ago that science-based game management began. 

Species such as deer and turkey have been brought back from the edge of 
extinction, and skillful management has maintained other wildlife populations 
that otherwise might have slipped away. A major part of managing our wildlife 
is regulating what, how, where and when we may hunt and trap. That's where 
the Wildlife Code comes in. The Wildlife Code of Missouri is a permissive code. A 
permissive code means that rather than giving you an endless list of "thou shalt 
nots," we tell you what you may do. 

You may take or attempt to take only those animals permitted by the Code, 
and only by methods, and only at the times and under the circumstances 
specified in the Code. These regulations are necessary to protect and manage 
Missouri's abundant wildlife populations and to make access to Missouri hunting 
and trapping as fair and simple as possible. 

In Your Hands 

The information in this booklet is only a summary of the hunting and trapping 
rules. It is NOT a legal document and is subject to revision during the current year. 
Refer to the Wildlife Code of Missouri or the Missouri Code of State Regulations for 
complete rules. 

See: www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/current/3csr/3csr.asp 




Permits: General Information 

Everyone who hunts or traps n^ust have an appropriate hunting or trapping 
pern^it or qualify for an exemption. Also, every hunter born on or after Jan. 1 , 
1967, must have completed an approved hunter-education program in Missouri 
or another state and display a hunter-education card^ to buy any firearms 
hunting permit unless they are hunting: 

■ on a resident firearms deer or turkey hunting permit with a qualifying mentor 
and are 6 through 1 5 years of age, 

■ on a resident landowner deer and/or turkey hunting permit 

■ under the provisions of the Apprentice Hunter Authorization. See below. 

Hunter-Education Requirements and Exceptions 

You must be at least 11 years old to 
receive hunter-education certification. 
Hunters who have a hunter-education 
card are required to carry their card 
or a permit with the hunter-education 
number on it while hunting with a 
firearm. A hunter-education card need 
not be displayed if certification can 
be verified at the vendor's computer 
terminal. 

Most hunters using the e-Permits 
System will have their hunter-education 
certification verified online. Those 
who are not in the Conservation 
Department's permit database will be 
alerted by the e-Permit System to mail, 
fax or email a copy of the front and 
back of their hunter-education card to 

the Conservation Department. After this information is verified and the hunter's 
record is updated in the database, the hunter will not be required to submit his 
or her hunter-education card for an e-Permit again. 

Any person 6 through 1 5 years old may purchase firearms deer and turkey 
hunting permits without displaying a hunter-education card. However, the youth 
must hunt in the immediate presence of a properly licensed adult age 1 8 or 
older who has a valid hunter-education card or was born before Jan. 1 , 1967. 

"Immediate presence" means close enough for normal conversation, without 
shouting. "Properly licensed" means a valid firearms hunting permit for the 
appropriate season. In the case of deer and turkey permits, the mentor's permit 
can be either filled or unfilled. 

Permit Exemptions 

Missouri resident landowners, lessees who lease and reside on leased land, and 
any member of their immediate households whose legal residence is the same 
as the landowner or lessee, may hunt— except deer or turkey— or trap on lands 
they own or, in the case of lessees, where they live, without a permit, except: 



Attention Mentors 

When mentoring a firearms 
hunter who is not hunter- 
education certified, all mentors, 
including landowners hunting 
on their own land, must be at 
least 1 8 years old and hunter- 
education certified unless they 
were born before Jan. 1, 1967. 

If you need to become 
certified, check out the online 
course at mdc.mo.gov/ 17844, or 
call a Department office to sign 
up for a course near you. 



'The Missouri Conservation Heritage Card with a hunter-education number on it is an accepted 
hunter-education card. 



A Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Pern^it 
is required for waterfowl, snipe, doves, 
woodcock and rails. 



Permits are not 
licenses to trespass! 

The issuance of a hunting 
or trapping permit does not 
authorize trespassing on 
private lands. Remember 
that your behavior reflects 
on all hunters and trappers. 
Respect the rights of private 
landowners. 



■ A federal duck stamp is required for 
hunting waterfowl. 

■ A Conservation Order Permit is 
required to hunt light geese during the 
Conservation Order. 

■ A Resident Fur Handlers Permit is 
required to possess raw fur past the 
possession date. 

Note: The Resident Fur Handlers Permit 

will be rescinded July 1 , 2011 . On and 

after this date, hunters and trappers with valid permits that allow the taking of 

furbearers may possess, transport and sell furs throughout the year. 

While hunting on their own land, hunters must comply with appropriate 
seasons, methods, limits and checking requirements. 

Any Missouri resident 65 years of age or older may hunt (but not trap) wildlife 
(except deer or turkey) without a permit but must carry proof of age and 
residence when hunting, except: 

■ A Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit is required for waterfowl, snipe, 
doves, woodcock and rails. 

■ A federal duck stamp is required for hunting waterfowl. 

■ A Conservation Order Permit is required to hunt light geese during the 
Conservation Order. 

Anyone age 15 and younger may trap without a permit. They may also hunt 
wildlife (except deer or turkey) without a permit, 

■ IF he or she is in the immediate presence of a licensed adult hunter age 1 8 
or older who has a valid hunter-education card or was born before Jan. 1 , 
1967; 

■ OR he or she carries a valid hunter-education card. 

Any honorably discharged resident or nonresident veteran having a service- 
related disability of 60 percent or greater or who was a prisoner of war during 
military service, may hunt (but not trap) wildlife (except deer or turkey) without 
a permit but must carry a certified statement of eligibility from the U.S. 
Department of Veterans Affairs when hunting, except: 

■ A Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit is required for waterfowl, snipe, 
doves, woodcock and rails. 

■ A federal duck stamp is required for hunting waterfowl. 

■ A Conservation Order Permit is required to hunt light geese during the 
Conservation Order. 

Note: Nonresident veterans who meet the above requirements also can 
purchase resident permits, for example resident deer or turkey hunting permits. 



Who may purchase resident permits? 

■ Any person who does not claim resident privileges in another state or 
country, and whose actual residence and legal permanent home address are 
both in Missouri, and have been for at least 30 days before applying for the 
permit. Owning real estate or attending a Missouri school does not in itself 
make you a legal resident. 

■ Missouri residents employed by the United States in the District of Columbia 
or serving in the U.S. armed forces. (Immediate family members who reside 
with them also may purchase resident permits.) 

■ All members of the U.S. armed forces residing in Missouri on permanent 
change of station status and immediate family members residing with them. 

■ Any honorably discharged military veteran having a service-related disability 
of 60 percent or greater, or who was a prisoner of war during military 
service; must carry certified statement of eligibility from the U.S. Department 
of Veterans Affairs while hunting or purchasing permits. 

■ Nonresidents who are registered students attending a public or private 
secondary, post secondary, or vocational school in Missouri and who live in 
Missouri while attending school; must carry evidence of a Missouri residence 
and student status while hunting. 

■ Immigrants who possess an 1-551 Resident Alien Card and who do not claim 
resident privileges in another state or country, and whose actual residence 
and legal permanent home address are both in Missouri, and have been for 
at least 30 days before applying for the permit. 

Permit Obligations 

Accepting a permit means that you: 

■ agree to observe all the rules of the Wildlife Code; 

■ will allow an agent of the Conservation Department to inspect your picture 
ID, permit, game taken and your hunting or trapping equipment; 

■ will hunt or trap wildlife in a safe manner; 

■ will not loan your permit or hunting method exemption to another; and 

■ will sign and carry your permit while hunting or trapping. If you purchased 
your permit by telephone and have not received the permit by mail, you 
must carry the permit authorization number and picture identification with 
you while small game hunting or trapping until your permit arrives. However, 
to hunt deer and turkey, you must have the actual permit in your possession. 

Note: The Conservation Commission may suspend, revoke or deny a permit or 
privilege for cause, especially for injuring another person while hunting. 



Check out the online hunter-education 
courses at mdc.mo.gov/1 7844. 





Purchasing Permits 

You may purchase hunting and trapping permits 
using any of the methods below. 

■ Over the counter from any permit vendor. 

■ By telephone at 800-392-4115. Use your credit 
card, and pay a $2 surcharge. Allow 10 days 
for delivery of your permits. 

■ Online using the new e-Permits System at mdc.mo.gov/epermits. Use your 
credit card, and pay a $1 surcharge. Print your permit at home and have 

it in hand within minutes. See the back cover of this booklet for more on 
e-Permits. 

The Missouri Conservation Heritage Card, a Missouri Conservation Number, 
social security number or driver's license is required to purchase all permits. 

The Conservation Heritage Card looks similar to a credit card and stores 
information that can speed up the permit-buying process. The Heritage Card 
also can be purchased to replace a lost hunter-education card when certification 
can be verified through Department records. Heritage Card owners receive a 
1 5 percent discount on selected merchandise sold at Conservation Department 
facilities. Heritage Cards can be purchased using any of the methods above. 
Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Note: The Heritage Card is not a permit. 

Lost permits can be replaced using any of the methods above. A replacement 
permit costs $2 plus any applicable surcharge. New! E-Permits can be saved 
on a personal computer and reprinted for free if the original permit is lost or 
damaged. As with other permits, e-Permits may not be shared, and additional 
copies of an e-Permit do not provide additional valid permits to use. 



Need a map? 

For Conservation Department land: 

■ Missouri Department of Conservation 
RO. Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180 
573-751-4115 
mdc. mo .gov/atlas 

■ Conservation areas through Google Earth's 
satellite images and maps 
mdc.mo.gov/11017 

For U.S. Forest Service land: 

Mark Twain National Forest, U.S. Forest Service 
401 Fairgrounds Road, Rolla, MO 65401 
573-364-4621 ; www.fs.usda.gov/mtnf 

For federal lakes and associated lands: 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors/visitors.cfm 

For topographic maps: 

U.S. Geological Survey 
888-275-8747; store.usgs.gov 

For aerial photographs: 

Your county Farm Service Agency office; www.fsa.usda.gov 




Lifetime permits show jhi^^M \ 

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For hunters who want to make a long-term *i'^» ' mB^mtimiSS^ 

commitment to supporting Missouri wildlife, the '^^ mttf^^taa 
following permits are available. "^*t^ 

Lifetime permits are available to Missouri 

residents only. Proof of residency, such as a photocopy of 

a valid Missouri driver's license, is required. For children under the age of 

18, the parents' residency will be used. 

All lifetime permit holders receive a durable plastic permit card to carry in 
the field and special mailings to keep them updated on seasons, regulation 
changes and other information. 

Lifetime permits cannot be purchased at permit vendors, by telephone or 
through the online e-Permits System. 

You must apply for lifetime permits by filling out a lifetime permit form, 
which is available: 

■ online at mdc. mo. gov/8849 

■ by calling 573'522'4115, ext. 3574 

■ by writing to Lifetime Permits, Missouri Department of Conservation, 
PO. Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180 

Please allow 10 days after sending in your application for your permit to 
be delivered to you. 

Resident Lifetime Small Game Hunting Permit — This permit carries the 
same privileges as the Resident Small Game Hunting Permit, Migratory 
Bird Hunting Permit and Conservation Order Permit. Deer and turkey 
hunting privileges are not included. A federal duck stamp is required for 
hunting waterfowl. 

Age 1 5 and under $275 

Age 1 6-29 $400 

Age 30-39 $350 

Age 40-59 $300 

Age 60 and over $35 

Resident Lifetime Conservation Partner Permit — This permit carries the 
same privileges as the Resident Hunting and Fishing Permit, Trout Permit, 
Migratory Bird Hunting Permit and Conservation Order Permit. Deer 
and turkey hunting privileges are not included. A federal duck stamp is 
required for hunting waterfowl. 

Age 1 5 and under $550 

Age 1 6-29 $800 

Age 30-39 $700 

Age 40-59 $600 

Age 60 and over $70 



Missouri Hunting & Trapping Permits 

Hunters and trappers can choose from a variety of pern^its and pick the ones 
that best fit their needs. The permits, unless noted otherwise, are valid from 
date of purchase through the last day of February 2012. 

To chase (except for deer and turkey), pursue, take, possess and transport 
wildlife and to sell furbearers taken by hunting or trapping you will need, unless 
otherwise exempted, one or more of the following: 

■ Resident Permits 

Resident Small Game Hunting Permit $10 

For frogs, birds {except turkey), mammals (except deer), and to sell fur-bearers 
taken by hunting^ '^'^ 

Resident Small Game Hunting and Fishing Permit $19 

For fish, frogs, mussels, clams, turtles, crayfish, live bait, birds (except turkey), 
mammals (except deer) , and to sell furbearers taken by hunting^ '^'^ 

Resident National Guard and Reserve Service 

Small Game Hunting and Fishing Permit $5 

For Missouri residents who are currently, or have in the previous 1 2 months, 
been mobilized and serving on fulktime active military duty in the National 
Guard (federal status) or reserve forces of the United States to take fish, frogs, 
mussels, clams, turtles, crayfish, live bait, birds (except turkey) , mammals 
(except deer), and to sell furbearers taken by hunting^ '^'^ 

To apply, fill out an application, which is available: 

• online at mdc.mo.gov/9213 

• by calling 573'522'4115, ext. 3579 

• by writing to National Guard Permits, Missouri Department of Conservation, 
P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180 

Please allow 10 days after sending in your application for your permit to be 
delivered. This permit is not available at vendors, by telephone or through 
the online e-Permits System. 

Resident Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit 

For any deer statewide (See Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations booklet 
for restrictions) 

Age 16 and older $17 

Age 6-15^ $8.50 

Resident Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit 

For antlerless deer in counties where allowed 

Age 1 6 and older $7 

Age 6-15^ $3.50 



^ A federal duck stamp also is required for hunting waterfowl. 

^ A Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit also is required/or hunting waterfowl, doves, snipe, 

woodcock and rails. 
^ A Conservation Order Permit is required for hunting snow, blue and Ross's geese during the 

Conservation Order 
^ If not hunter-education certified, a youth hunting on a firearms permit must be in the immediate 

presence of a properly licensed adult age 18 or older who is hunter-education certified or exempt 

by age. 

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Resident Managed Deer Hunting Permit 

For deer taken during a managed hunt 

Age 16 and older $17 

Age 11-15 $8.50 

Resident Archer's Hunting Permit 

For deer, turkey and small game during the prescribed seasons 

Age 16 and older $19 

Age 6-15 $9.50 

Resident Archery Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit 

For antlerless deer during the archery deer hunting season in counties 
where allowed 

Age 1 6 and older $7 

Age 6-15 $3.50 

Resident Turlcey Hunting Permits: 
Spring seasons statewide 

Age 16 and older $17 

Age 6-15^ $8.50 

Fall season in counties where allowed 

Age 16 and older $13 

Age 6-15^ $6.50 

Resident Trapping Permit $10 

For trapping furbearers, rabbits and groundhogs, and to sell all these 
except rabbit carcasses. Valid until June 30, 2012. 

Resident Fur Handlers Permit $10 

For possessing, processing, transporting and shipping legally taken raw or 
untanned pelts and carcasses of furbearers from Feb. 1 6 through June 1 , 
which is beyond the normal possession season. Must also have resident 
hunting or trapping permit to take furbearers or be exempt. Only pelts taken 
by the permit holder may be possessed. Pelts sold within Missouri to a fur 
dealer or buyer must be fleshed, stretched and dried. Valid until June 30, 
2011 . New! The Resident Fur Handlers Permit will be rescinded July 1 , 2011 . 
On and after this date, hunters and trappers with valid permits that allow the 
taking of furbearers may possess, transport and sell furs throughout the year. 

Apprentice Hunter Authorization $10 



Apprentice Hunter Authorization 

To help introduce adults to hunting, the Conservation Department allows 
hunters age 1 6 and older who are not hunter-education certified to hunt 
with firearms, as long as they: 

■ first purchase an Apprentice Hunter Authorization 

■ then purchase a hunting permit for the season in which they want to hunt 

■ and hunt in the immediate presence of a properly licensed adult age 1 8 
or older who has a valid hunter-education card or was born before Jan. 
1, 1967. 

Note: The Apprentice Hunter Authorization by itself does not allow you to 
hunt. It only allows people who have not completed a hunter-education 
course to purchase firearms permits throughout the permit year. The 
Apprentice Hunter Authorization can be purchased for no more than two 
years. 

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Resident Landowner Spring Turkey Hunting Permit Free 

Resident landowners of at least 5 continuous acres, lessees who lease and 
live on at least 5 continuous acres, and everyone who lives in the home with 
the landowner or lessee, can qualify for this no-cost permit for use on their 
land. NO'Cost permits are available at vendors, by telephone or through the 
online e-Permits System. 

Resident Landowner Fall Deer and Turlcey Hunting Permits Free 

Resident landowners of at least 5 continuous acres, lessees who lease and 
live on at least 5 continuous acres, and everyone who lives in the home 
with the landowner or lessee can qualify for the following no-cost permits 
for use on their land: Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting permits; Firearms Any- 
Deer Hunting Permit, Archer's Hunting Permit and Archery Antlerless Deer 
Hunting Permit. In addition, resident landowners of 75 or more acres in a 
single county also can qualify for no-cost Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting 
permits, where allowed. 

Resident Conservation Order Permit $5 

To pursue, take, possess and transport snow, blue or Ross's geese during the 
Conservation Order. Required of all residents, including landowners, who are 
1 6 years of age or older. Note: This is the only permit needed to hunt during 
the Conservation Order. 

■ Permits For Both Residents and Nonresidents 

Migratory Bird Hunting Permit $6 

For waterfowl, doves, snipe, woodcock and rails. Must also have a hunting 
permit that allows taking birds, unless exempt. Required of all residents and 
nonresidents, including landowners, who are 1 6 years of age or older. Valid 
July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012.^'^ 

Licensed Hunting Preserve Hunting Permit $10 

For pheasants, exotic partridges, quail and hoofed animals from a licensed 
hunting preserve. Available only at licensed hunting preserves. 

Three-Day Licensed Hunting Preserve Hunting Permit $5 

Same as Licensed Hunting Preserve Hunting Permit, but good for three 
consecutive days only. Available only at licensed hunting preserves. 

■ Nonresident Permits 

Daily Small Game Hunting Permit $11 

For frogs, birds {except turkey), mammals {except deer and furhearers) and 
to chase furbearers for training dogs during the closed season. May be 
purchased for multiple days.^'^'^ 

Nonresident Small Game Hunting Permit $80 

For frogs, birds {except turkey), mammals {except deer and furhearers) and to 
chase furbearers for training dogs during the closed season^ '^'^ 

^ A federal duck stamp also is required for hunting waterfowl. 

^ A Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit also is required/or hunting waterfowl, doves, snipe, 

woodcock and rails. 
^ A Conservation Order Permit is required for hunting snow, blue and Ross's geese during the 

Conservation Order 
^ If not hunter-education certified, a youth hunting on a firearms permit must be in the immediate 

presence of a properly licensed adult age 18 or older who is hunter-education certified or exempt 

by age. 

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Nonresident Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit 

For any deer statewide (See Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations booklet 
for restrictions) 

Age 1 6 and older $225 

Age 6-15 ^ $8.50 

Nonresident Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit 

For antlerless deer during the firearms deer hunting season in counties 
where allowed. A Nonresident Firearms Any-deer or Managed Deer Hunting 
Permit is a prerequisite. 

Age 1 6 and older $25 

Age 6-15 ^ $3.50 

Nonresident Managed Deer Hunting Permit 

For deer taken during a managed hunt 

Age 1 6 and older $225 

Age 11-15 $8.50 

Nonresident Archer's Hunting Permit 

For fall archery deer and turkey seasons, and small game {except furbearers) 
during the prescribed seasons 

Age 1 6 and older $225 

Age 6-15 $9.50 

Nonresident Archery Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit 

For antlerless deer during the archery deer hunting season in counties where 
allowed. A Nonresident Archer's Hunting Permit is a prerequisite. 

Age 1 6 and older $25 

Age 6-15 $3.50 

Nonresident Turkey Hunting Permits: 

Spring seasons statewide 

Age 16 and older $190 

Age 6-15 ^ $8.50 

Fall season in counties where allowed 

Age 16 and older $110 

Age 6-15 ^ $6.50 

Nonresident Furbearer Hunting & Trapping Permit $130 

For furbearers. Valid until June 30, 2012. 

Nonresident Conservation Order Permit $40 

To pursue, take, possess and transport snow, blue or Ross's geese during the 
Conservation Order. Required of all nonresidents 1 6 years of age and older. 
This is the only permit needed to hunt during the Conservation Order. 



^ A federal duck stamp also is required for hunting waterfowl. 

^ A Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit also is required for hunting waterfowl, doves, snipe, 

woodcock and rails. 
^ A Conservation Order Permit is required for hunting snow, blue and Ross's geese during the 

Conservation Order 
^ If not hunter-education certified, a youth hunting on a firearms permit must be in the immediate 

presence of a properly licensed adult age 18 or older who is hunter-education certified or exempt 

by age. 

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Migratory Bird Hunting 
Permit Requirements 

The following permits are required of all 
residents and nonresidents, including 
landowners, 1 6 years of age or older: 

For doves, woodcock, rails or snipe: 

■ a Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit 

■ a permit to hunt small game, unless exempt (See pages 2-3 for 
exemptions.) 

For ducks, geese or coots: 

■ a Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit 

■ a permit to hunt small game, unless exempt (See pages 2-3 for 
exemptions.) 

■ a federal duck stamp 

For snow, blue or Ross's geese during the Conservation Order: 

■ a Conservation Order Permit (This is the only permit required during the 
Conservation Order.) 



Subscribe to the 

Missouri Conservationist 

Bring nature and outdoor recreation 
into your home with the Missouri 
Conservationist, free to adult Missouri 
residents. Out-of-state subscriptions 
are $7 a year. Foreign subscriptions are 
$10 a year. Please include payment with 
subscription request. 

To subscribe, call 573-522-4115, 

ext. 3856, or send your name, address 

and payment (if required) to: 

Conservationist Subscription 

Circulation Office, Missouri Department of Conservation 

PO. Box 180, Jefferson City MO 65102-0180 

In-state subscribers can order online at mdc.mo.gov/conmag/subscribe. 

You'll begin receiving the magazine in about 6 to 8 weeks. 

{One magazine per household, please.) 




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Hunting: General Provisions 



Wanton Waste 

It is illegal to intentionally leave or abandon any portion of any wildlife that is 
commonly used as human food. 

Dogs may be used in hunting wildlife— except deer, turkey, muskrat, mink, river 
otter and beaver. The hunting of furbearers with dogs during daylight hours is 
prohibited statewide from Nov. 1 through the close of the November portion of 
the firearms deer season and during the antlerless portion in counties that are 
open during that portion. Dogs may not be used to hunt squirrels and rabbits 
during the daylight hours of the November portion of the firearms deer season 
in the following counties: Butler, Carter, Dent, Iron, Madison, Oregon, Reynolds, 
Ripley, Shannon and Wayne. 

While hunting, all dogs, except for those used by waterfowl and game 
bird hunters, must wear a collar with the owner's full name and address or 
telephone number. New! Collars may also be labeled with just the dog owner's 
Conservation Number. For training dogs, wildlife that can be hunted with dogs 
may be chased, but not taken. Only a pistol with blank ammunition may be 
used during daylight hours to train dogs during closed seasons. A hunting 
permit or exception is required when training dogs that are chasing wildlife. 

Hunting Near Flood Waters or Fire 

Wildlife, except waterfowl, may not be pursued or taken while trapped or 
surrounded by flood waters or while fleeing from flood waters or fire. 

Legal Firearm Methods 

Legal firearm methods used to hunt wildlife— except beaver, mink, muskrat, river 
otter, turtles and fish— dse: 

■ pistols, revolvers and rifles propelling a single projectile at one discharge {may 
not be used for hunting turkey: must be centerfire or a muzzleloader for hunting 
deer) 

■ guns powered by spring, air or compressed gas (may not be used for hunting 
turkey See Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet for 
regulations during the firearms deer season.) 

■ shotguns not larger than 10 gauge 

■ crossbows, which are classified as a firearm method 

■ shotguns with the magazine cut off or plugged to reduce the capacity to 
not more than 3 shells in the magazine and chamber combined. This 
restriction does not apply to shotguns used while hunting deer and during the 
Conservation Order for light geese. 

Legal firearm methods used to hunt deer and turkey are listed in the Spring 
Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet, available at permit vendors 
in March, and the Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information 
booklet, available at permit vendors in the summer. 

Fully automatic firearms are prohibited for all hunting. 

Hunting Game Birds 

Crows may be taken by shotgun, rifle, handgun and archery methods. Only 
shotguns are allowed for hunting other game birds. 



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Baiting Not Allowed 

Migratory birds, turkey and deer may not be 
hunted with the aid of bait. An area is considered 
baited for 10 days following complete removal 
of the bait. It is legal, however, to hunt over food 
plots. For complete baiting rules, see special deer, 
turkey and migratory bird hunting regulation 
booklets. 



Special Provision During the Firearms Deer Season 

Except for the muzzleloader portion, other wildlife may be hunted only with a 
shotgun and shot not larger than No. 4 or a .22 or smaller caliber rimfire rifle. 
This does not apply to waterfowl hunters, trappers, or to landowners on their 
land. 

Bows, which include longbows, compound bows and recurve bows, may be 

used to take wildlife during hunting seasons. Arrows containing any drug, 
poison, chemical or explosive are prohibited, but illuminated sights, scopes, 
quickpoint sights and hand-held string releasing mechanisms may be used. 

Atlatls may be used to take wildlife (except turkey) during hunting seasons. 
Darts containing any drug, poison, chemical or explosive are prohibited. 
New! Atlatls may now be used to take bullfrogs and green frogs with a hunting 
permit and deer during the firearms deer season except for the muzzleloader 
portion. 

Slingshots may be used to take wildlife (except deer and turkey) during hunting 
seasons. 

Motor driven conveyances may not be used to take, drive or molest wildlife. 
Deer may not be hunted from a boat with a motor attached; however, a motor 
boat may be used to hunt other wildlife if the motor is shut off and the boat's 
forward progress has stopped. 

Artificial lights may be used only to hunt bullfrogs and green frogs, or to hunt 
raccoons and other furbearing animals when treed with the aid of dogs. Using 
lights or any other night vision or thermal imagery equipment to search for, 
spot, illuminate, harass or disturb other wildlife is a violation of the Wildlife 
Code. 

Public Roadways 

You may not take any wildlife from or across a public roadway with a firearm, 
bow or crossbow. A Conibear-type trap may be used adjacent to public 
roadways only if set underwater in permanent waters. 

Poisons, tranquilizing drugs, chemicals or explosives may not be used to take 
wildlife. 

Electronic calls may be used to pursue and take crows or furbearers only, but 
without the aid of an artificial light or night-vision equipment. Mouth and hand 
calls may be used any time. Electronic calls or electronically activated calls may 
not be used or possessed while hunting species other than crows or furbearers. 



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Giving Away Wildlife 

You may give wildlife to another person, but it will continue to be a part of your 
daily lin^it for the day when taken. Deer and turkey n^ust be labeled with your 
full name, address, date taken and Telecheck confirmation number. All other 
wildlife must be labeled with your full name, address, permit number, species 
and the date taken. Wildlife received as a gift will be included in the possession 
limit of the person you give it to. 

Wildlife Identification 

You must keep any wildlife you take separate or identifiable from that of any 
other hunter. 

Possessing, Transporting and Storing Wildlife 

You can possess and transport wildlife as part of your personal baggage. 
It may be stored at your home, camp, place of lodging or in a commercial 
establishment. If you store wildlife other than deer or turkey taken in Missouri, 
it must have the owner's full name, address, permit number, species and the 
date it was placed in storage. If you transport wildlife, it must have the full 
name, address and permit number of the taker and the date it was taken. 
Commercially processed deer must be claimed or stored by the owner by May 1 
following the season taken or the owner shall be in violation. 

Deer and turkey taken in Missouri must be labeled with the full name and 
address of the taker, the date taken and the Telecheck confirmation number. 

Unless federal regulations prohibit, you may buy, sell or barter feathers, 
squirrel pelts, rabbit pelts, groundhog pelts, turkey bones, turkey heads, deer 
heads, antlers, hides or feet. They must be accompanied by a bill of sale 
showing the seller's full name, address and the number and species of the parts, 
and the full name and address of the buyer. Wildlife and wildlife parts, after 
mounting or tanning, also may be bought and sold. 

People who receive or purchase deer heads or antlers attached to the skull 
plate must keep the bill of sale as long as the heads or antlers are in their 
possession. The bill of sale must include the transaction date and a signed 
statement from the sellers attesting that the deer heads and antlers were, to 
their knowledge, taken legally. 

For your safety, you are urged to wear hunter orange whenever you are 
hunting. 

To comply with regulations, however, you must wear a hunter-orange outer 
garment and cap when: 

■ firearms deer hunting 

■ hunting small game and furbearers in any area where hunting deer with 
centerfire firearms is allowed. Hunter orange is not required for small game 
hunters during the muzzleloader portion of the firearms deer season. 

■ archery hunting during the youth portions and antlerless portion (in open 
counties) of the firearms deer season. 

Note: Camouflage orange garments do not meet the hunter-orange 
requirement. For other hunter-orange regulations, see the Fall Deer & Turkey 
Hunting Regulations and Information booklet, available in the summer. 



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Deer Hunting 

The opening date for 
the Noven^ber portion 
of the firearms deer 
season will be Nov. 12, 
2011 . All other dates and 
deer season regulations 
will be announced 
in the Fall Deer & 
Turkey Regulations and 
Information booklet, 
available in the 
summer from permit 
vendors. Conservation 
Department offices and 
online at mdc.mo.gov. 

Managed Deer Hunts 

Missouri has many special modern firearms, shotgun, archery and 
muzzleloading firearms managed hunts during fall and winter. Hunters 
permanently confined to a wheelchair may participate in more than one 
managed deer hunt. Applications are accepted from July 1 to Aug. 15, 2011. 
Hunters are selected by computerized random drawing for the number of 
available hunting slots. See the Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and 
Information booklet or mdc.mo.gov for details on managed hunts and the 
selection process. 

Requirements for Bringing Harvested Deer, Moose and Ellc into Missouri 

To keep chronic wasting disease out of Missouri, hunters who transport 
harvested deer, moose or elk with spinal columns or heads attached must report 
the entry of the carcasses into Missouri to the Conservation Department by 
calling a tolkfree number within 24 hours of entering the state. Carcasses must 
be taken to a licensed meat processor or taxidermist within 72 hours of entry. 
Meat processors and taxidermists must dispose of spinal cords and other parts 
in a properly permitted landfill. 

Hunters do not need to contact the Department if they are bringing back 
cut and wrapped meat that has been boned out; quarters and other portions of 
meat with no part of the spinal column or head attached; hides or capes from 
which all excess tissue has been removed; antlers; antlers attached to skull 
plates or skulls cleaned of all muscle and brain tissue; upper canine teeth; and 
finished taxidermy products. 

To report the entry of a carcass into Missouri, call 877'853'5665. 



Your purchase of hunting and fishing equipment 
and motorboat fuels supports wildlife and sport 
fish restoration and boating access facilities. 

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Furbearer Hunting 

Coyote Taken With Hunting Permit 

Season: All year, except coyotes may not be hunted during daylight hours 
from April 1 through April 1 7, and may not be hunted at all during the spring 
turkey season from April 1 8 through May 8. See the Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting 
Regulations and Information booklet, which is available in the summer, for 
additional limitations during firearms deer season. 
Daily bag limit: any number 
Possession bag limit: any number 

Badger, Bobcat, Gray Fox, Red Fox, Opossum, Raccoon and Striped Skunk 
Taken With a Hunting Permit 

Season: Nov. 15, 2011 -Jan. 31, 2012 

Daily bag limit: any number 

Possession bag limit: any number 

Note: The pelts of bobcats taken by hunting and trapping must be delivered to 

an agent of the Conservation Department for registration or tagging. 

See Page 22. After pelts are tagged, they can be possessed by the taker 

throughout the year. 



Groundhog Hunting 

Season: May 9, 2011 ^Dec. 15, 2011 
Daily bag limit: any number 
Possession bag limit: any number 
Note: Groundhog pelts can be possesed 
and sold throughout the year. See 
regulations on using cage-type traps in 
the box to the right. 



Rabbit Hunting 

Jackrabbits are protected at all times and 

may not be hunted or trapped. Cottontail 

and swamp rabbits may be hunted 

according to the following. 

Season: Oct. 1, 2011 -Feb. 15, 2012 

Shooting hours: sunrise to sunset 

Daily bag limit: 6 (only 2 may be swamp 

rabbits) 

Possession bag limit: 1 2 {only 4 may be 

swamp rabbits) 

See regulations on using cage-type traps 

in the box to the right. 



Use of Cage-Type 
Traps with 
Hunting Permit 

In addition to prescribed 
hunting methods, you may 
take groundhogs, squirrels and 
rabbits with a cage-type trap at 
any hour during that species' 
open hunting season if you 
possess a hunting permit. 

The cage-type trap must: 

■ be labeled with your full 
name and address. 
New! Traps also may be 
labeled with just your 
Conservation Number. 

■ be attended daily, and 

■ have an opening 1 44 square 
inches or smaller. 



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Squirrel Hunting 

Season: May 28, 2011 -Feb. 15, 2012 
Daily bag limit: 10 
Possession bag limit: 20 

See Page 1 6 for regulations on using cage-type traps. 

Bullfrog and Green Frog Hunting 

Season: June 30 at sunset-Oct. 31, 2011 

For sunset time on June 30, see note on Page 21 . 

Daily bag limit: 8 

Only the daily limit may be possessed on waters and banks of waters being 

hunted. 

Possession bag limit: 1 6 

Methods: .22 or smaller caliber rimfire rifle or pistol, pellet gun, bow, crossbow, 

or by hand or handnet. New! Atlatls may now be used to take bullfrogs and 

green frogs with a hunting permit. 

Crow Hunting 

Season: Nov. 1, 2011 -March 3, 2012 
Shooting hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset 
Daily bag limit: any number 
Possession bag limit: any number 

Migratory Bird and Waterfowl Hunting 

Dove, rail, snipe, teal, woodcock, duck and goose seasons, limits and other 
regulations are set by the Conservation Commission after the federal regulations 
are announced in late summer or early fall. Special regulation booklets for 
migratory birds and waterfowl will be available at permit vendors and online. 

Hunting hours for migratory game birds are 1 12 hour before sunrise to sunset, 
except during teal season, when teal hunting hours are sunrise to sunset. 



Don^t drink while you hunt! 

According to Missouri law, you are committing a crime 
if you knowingly possess or discharge a projectile 
weapon while intoxicated. Don't endanger yourself or 
others by hunting while under the influence of alcohol. 




Conservation Department areas have special hunting and trapping 
regulations, which can be found online at mdc.mo.gov/atlas. 



17 



Pheasant Hunting 

Only male pheasants n^ay be taken. A foot or fully feathered head n^ust be left 
attached to pheasants during transportation and storage. No pheasant may be in 
the immediate possession of persons while hunting other wildlife in counties or 
portions of counties closed to pheasant hunting. 

Youth-only season in North Zone: Oct 29-30, 2011 

Open to youth age 6 through 15. Youths who are not hunter-education certified 

must hunt in the immediate presence of a properly licensed adult; however, the 

adult may not hunt pheasants. See mentor requirements on Page 2. 

Daily bag limit: 2 

Possession bag limit: 4 



North Zone season: Nov. 1, 2011 -Jan. 15, 2012 
Daily bag limit: 2 
Possession bag limit: 4 

Southeast Zone season: Dec. 1-12, 2011 
Daily bag limit: 1 
Possession bag limit: 1 

■ North Zone: Open north of Interstate 70, and 
also in the portion of St. Charles County south 
of Interstate 70. 

■ Southeast Zone: Dunklin, New Madrid, 
Pemiscot and Stoddard counties. 




Quail Hunting 

Youth-only season: Oct 29-30, 2011 
Open to youth age 6 through 15. 
Youths who are not hunter-education 
certified must hunt in the immediate 
presence of a properly licensed adult; 
however, the adult may not hunt quail. See 
mentor requirements on Page 2. 
Daily bag limit: 8 
Possession bag limit: 1 6 

Regular season: Nov. 1, 2011 -Jan. 15, 2012 
Daily bag limit: 8 
Possession bag limit: 1 6 




18 



Ruffed Grouse Hunting 



New! Due to declining populations, the hunting season for ruffed grouse has 
been closed. 



Turkey Hunting 




Missouri has four seasons 

for hunting turkeys. During 

those seasons, managed 

hunts may be available in 

certain areas. For more 

details on managed hunts, 

season dates, limits and 

other information, pick up 

a copy of the Spring Turkey 

Hunting Regulations and 

Information booklet, which is 

available in March, and the 

Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting 

Regulations and Information 

booklet, which is available 

in the summer, from permit 

vendors. Conservation 

Department offices and online at mdc.mo.gov. Possession of electronic calls is 

prohibited while hunting turkeys. 

Youth spring turkey season: April 9-10, 2011 
(for ages 6 through 15 only) 

Season limit: 1 male turkey or turkey with visible beard 
Note: Youths who take a turkey during the youth season may not harvest a 
second bird until April 26, 2011 . This is because the bird taken during the youth 
season counts as the first bird for the first week of the regular season. 

Spring turlcey season: April 18-May 8, 2011 

Season limit: 2 male turkeys or turkeys with visible beard (Only one may be 
taken in the first week. During the second and third weeks, one may be taken 
per day for a total of 2 birds for the season.) 

Fall firearms (shotgun) turkey season: Oct. 1-31, 2011 

Season limit: 2 turkeys of either sex; may be taken on same day 

Fall archery turkey season: Sept. 15, 2011, to Jan. 15, 2012, excluding the dates 
of the November portion of the firearms deer season, which will be announced 
in the summer. 



Discover a New Place to Hunt 

Find conservation areas to explore or hunt at mdc.mo.gov/atlas. 



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SUNRISE AND SUNSET AT JEFFER 

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May 2011 


Sept. 201 1 


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Set 


Rise 


Set 


Rise 


Set 


Rise 


Set 


Rise Set 




A.M. 


P.M. 


A.M. 


P.M. 


A.M. 


P.M. 


A.M. 


P.M. 


A.M. RM. 


1 


6:41 


6:01 


6:54 


7:32 


6:12 


8:00 


6:38 


7:39 


7:04 6:52 


2 


6:40 


6:03 


6:52 


7:33 


6:11 


8:01 


6:39 


7:38 


7:05 6:50 


3 


6:38 


6:04 


6:51 


7:34 


6:09 


8:02 


6:40 


7:36 


7:06 6:49 


4 


6:37 


6:05 


6:49 


7:35 


6:08 


8:03 


6:40 


7:35 


7:07 6:47 


5 


6:35 


6:06 


6:48 


7:36 


6:07 


8:04 


6:41 


7:33 


7:08 6:46 


6 


6:34 


6:07 


6:46 


7:37 


6:06 


8:05 


6:42 


7:31 


7:09 6:44 


7 


6:32 


6:08 


6:45 


7:38 


6:05 


8:06 


6:43 


7:30 


7:10 6:43 


8 


6:31 


6:09 


6:43 


7:39 


6:04 


8:07 


6:44 


7:28 


7:11 6:4H 


9 


6:29 


6:10 


6:42 


7:40 


6:03 


8:08 


6:45 


7:27 


7:12 6:4^ 


10 


6:28 


6:11 


6:40 


7:40 


6:02 


8:09 


6:46 


7:25 


7:13 6:38 


11 


6:26 


6:12 


6:39 


7:41 


6:01 


8:10 


6:47 


7:24 


7:14 6:3l| 


12 
13 


6:25 


6:13 


6:37 
6:36 


7:42 
7:43 


6:00 
5:59 


8:11 
8:12 


6:47 
6:48 


7:22 
7:20 


7:15 6:35 
7:16 6:34 


7:23 


7:14 


14 


7:22 


7:15 


6:34 


7:44 


5:58 


8:13 


6:49 


7:19 


7:17 6:32 


15 


7:20 


7:16 


6:33 


7:45 


5:57 


8:13 


6:50 


7:17 


7:18 6:31 


16 


7:19 


7:17 


6:32 


7:46 


5:56 


8:14 


6:51 


7:16 


7:19 6:29 


17 


7:17 


7:18 


6:30 


7:47 


5:56 


8:15 


6:52 


7:14 


7:20 6:28 


18 


7:16 


7:19 


6:29 


7:48 


5:55 


8:16 


6:53 


7:12 


7:21 6:27 


19 


7:14 


7:19 


6:27 


7:49 


5:54 


8:17 


6:54 


7:11 


7:22 6:25 


20 


7:13 


7:20 


6:26 


7:50 


5:53 


8:18 


6:54 


7:09 


7:23 6:24 


21 


7:11 


7:21 


6:25 


7:51 


5:52 


8:19 


6:55 


7:08 


7:24 6:23 


22 


7:09 


7:22 


6:23 


7:52 


5:52 


8:19 


6:56 


7:06 


7:25 6:21 


23 


7:08 


7:23 


6:22 


7:53 


5:51 


8:20 


6:57 


7:04 


7:26 6:20 


24 


7:06 


7:24 


6:21 


7:54 


5:50 


8:21 


6:58 


7:03 


7:27 6:19 


25 


7:05 


7:25 


6:19 


7:55 


5:50 


8:22 


6:59 


7:01 


7:28 6:17 


26 


7:03 


7:26 


6:18 


7:56 


5:49 


8:23 


7:00 


7:00 


7:29 6:16 


27 


7:02 


7:27 


6:17 


7:57 


5:49 


8:23 


7:01 


6:58 


7:30 6:15 


28 


7:00 


7:28 


6:15 


7:58 


5:48 


8:24 


7:02 


6:57 


7:31 6:14 


29 


6:59 


7:29 


6:14 


7:59 


5:48 


8:25 


7:03 


6:55 


7:32 6:12 


30 


6:57 


7:30 


6:13 


7:59 


5:47 


8:26 


7:03 


6:53 


7:33 6:lf 


31 


6:56 


7:31 






5:47 


8:26 






7:34 6:10 


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1 


7:35 


6:09 


7:07 


4:48 


7:26 


4:58 


7:15 


5:30 


2 


7:36 


6:08 


7:08 


4:48 


7:27 


4:59 


7:14 


5:31 


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3 


7:37 


6:07 


7:09 


4:48 


7:27 


5:00 


7:13 


5:33 


longitude 


4 


7:38 


6:06 


7:10 


4:48 


7:27 


5:01 


7:12 


5:34 


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south. For 
locations 
east, subtract 


5 
6 


7:39 


6:05 


7:11 
7:12 


4:47 
4:47 


7:27 
7:27 


5:01 
5:02 


7:11 
7:10 


5:35 
5:36 


6:41 


5:04 


7 


6:42 


5:03 


7:13 


4:47 


7:27 


5:03 


7:09 


5:37 


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8 
9 


6:43 
6:44 


5:02 
5:01 


7:14 
7:14 


4:47 
4:47 


7:27 
7:26 


5:04 
5:05 


7:08 
7:07 


5:38 
5:39 


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nniles of airline 


10 


6:45 


5:00 


7:15 


4:48 


7:26 


5:06 


7:06 


5:41 


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locations 


11 


6:46 


4:59 


7:16 


4:48 


7:26 


5:07 


7:05 


5:42 


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12 


6:47 


4:58 


7:17 


4:48 


7:26 


5:08 


7:04 


5:43 


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13 


6:48 


4:57 


7:18 


4:48 


7:26 


5:09 


7:02 


5:44 


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14 


6:49 


4:57 


7:18 


4:48 


7:25 


5:10 


7:01 


5:45 


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15 


6:50 


4:56 


7:19 


4:49 


7:25 


5:11 


7:00 


5:46 


16 


6:52 


4:55 


7:20 


4:49 


7:25 


5:12 


6:59 


5:47 


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4:54 


7:20 


4:49 


7:24 


5:13 


6:58 


5:48 


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6:54 


4:54 


7:21 


4:50 


7:24 


5:14 


6:56 


5:49 


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6:55 


4:53 


7:21 


4:50 


7:23 


5:16 


6:55 


5:51 


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6:56 


4:52 


7:22 


4:50 


7:23 


5:17 


6:54 


5:52 


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6:59 


4:51 


7:24 


4:52 


7:21 


5:20 


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5:55 


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7:21 


5:21 


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7:24 


4:53 


7:20 


5:22 


6:47 


5:57 


26 


7:02 


4:50 


7:25 


4:54 


7:19 


5:23 


6:46 


5:58 


27 


7:03 


4:49 


7:25 


4:54 


7:19 


5:25 


6:44 


5:59 


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4:49 


7:25 


4:55 


7:18 


5:26 


6:43 


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7:26 
7:26 


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For the sunrise and sunset times in your area, see the U.S. Naval 
Observatory website: www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/astronomical-applications. 



Trapping: Seasons and Limits 

Badger, bobcat, coyote, gray fox, red fox, mink, opossum, raccoon, striped 
skunk season: 

Nov. 15, 2011 -Jan. 31, 2012 

Daily bag limit: Any number 

Possession bag limit: Any number 

Bobcat pelts must be registered or tagged. See below. 

Weasels and spotted skunks may not be taken. 

Rabbit season: Nov. 15, 2011 -Jan. 31, 2012 
Daily bag limit: 6 
Possession bag limit: 1 2 

Daily limit includes no more than 2 swamp rabbits; possession limit includes no 
more than 4 swamp rabbits. Carcasses may not be sold. Jackrabbits may not be 
taken at any time. Also see hunting regulations on Page 16. 




Otter and muskrat season: 

Nov. 15, 2011 -Feb. 20, 2012 

statewide 

Daily bag limit: Any number 

Possession bag limit: Any number 

Otter pelts must be registered or 

tagged. See below. 

Beaver and nutria season: 

Nov. 15, 2011 -March 31, 2012 
Daily bag limit: Any number 
Possession bag limit: Any number 

General Provisions 

■ The homes, nests or dens of furbearers must not be molested or destroyed. 

■ No person shall accept payment for furbearers taken by another. 

■ Wildlife held in traps, snares or cable restraint devices may be killed or 
removed only by the user. 

■ Furbearer pelts may be possessed, transported, consigned for processing and 
sold only by the taker from Nov. 15 through Feb. 15. Beaver, muskrat, nutria 
and otter pelts may be possessed, transported, consigned for processing and 
sold by the taker from Nov. 15 through April 10. Note: Also see Resident Fur 
Handlers Permit on Page 23. 

■ Bobcats and otters or their pelts must be delivered to an agent of the 
Conservation Department for registration or tagging before selling, 
transferring, tanning or mounting by April 10. Tagged bobcats, otters or their 
pelts may be possessed by the taker throughout the year and may be sold 
only to licensed taxidermists, tanners or fur dealers. It is illegal to purchase 
or sell untagged bobcats, otters or their pelts. Tagging tip: To make it easier to 
tag a pelt without damaging it, put a pencil or stick through the upper lip and 
eye socket before freezing the skin. The tag can be easily placed in those holes 
when the pelt is registered. 

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The Resident Fur Handlers Permit allows 
trappers from Feb. 1 6 through June 1 
to possess, process, transport and ship 
untanned and raw pelts and carcasses 
they have taken themselves. Pelts sold to 
fur dealers in Missouri must be fleshed, 
stretched and dried. See Page 8 for more 
details. New! The Resident Fur Handlers 
Permit will be rescinded July 1 , 2011 . On 
and after this date, hunters and trappers 
with valid permits that allow the taking 
of furbearers may possess, transport and 
sell furs throughout the year. 
Restrictions on possession do not apply 
to tanned pelts, mounted specimens or 
manufactured products. 
Skinned carcasses of legally taken 
furbearers may be sold throughout the 
year. 



A special use 
permit is required 
to trap on 
conservation areas. 

Trapping with dog-proof style 
and other traps is allowed on 
many conservation areas. A 
Special Use Permit is required, 
and these must be applied 
for at least 30 days before 
trapping begins. Contact 
the area manager at the 
regional office to see what 
opportunities are available in 
your area. See Page 33. 



Traps: 

■ may be placed and set for furbearers at 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 15 and must be 
removed by midnight of the last day of trapping season. 

■ must have smooth or rubber jaws only, and may include foot-hold, Conibear 
or other killing-type, foot-enclosing-type, cage-type, colony traps with 
openings no greater than 6 inches in height and 6 inches wide, snares set 
underwater only, and cable restraint devices. You may not use snares in a 
dry-land set or pitfalls, deadfalls or nets. 

■ must be plainly labeled on durable material with the user's full name and 
address. New! Traps also may be labeled with just the user's Conservation 
Number. Wildlife must be removed or released from traps daily; except for 
colony and killing-type traps, which must be checked every 48 hours. 

■ may not be set in paths made or used by people or domestic animals. Killing- 
type traps may not be set along public roadways, except underwater in 
permanent waters. Within communities having 10,000 or more inhabitants, 
only cage-type or foot-enclosing-type traps may be set within 1 50 feet of any 
residence or occupied building. 

■ may be used in conjunction with electronic calls. 

Killer or Conibear-type traps: 

■ with a jaw spread greater than 5 inches may be set underwater, but not in 
any dry-land set. 

■ with a jaw spread not greater than 8 inches may be set 6 feet or more above 
ground level in buildings. 

Snares must: 

■ be set underwater. 

■ have a loop 1 5 inches or less in diameter when set. 

■ have a stop device that prevents the snare from closing to less than 2 1 12 
inches in diameter. 

■ made with cable that is between 5/64 inch and 1/8 inch in diameter. 

■ have a mechanical lock and anchor swivel. 

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Training Required to Use Cable Restraint Devices 

When used correctly, cable restraint devices hold animals alive and allow 
trappers to release non-target animals unharmed. The devices can be used to 
take furbearers from Nov. 15, 2011, through Jan. 31, 2012, by trappers who have 
successfully completed a cable restraint training course, validated by a certified 
instructor. For information on the training course, contact a regional office. 
See Page 33. 

Cable restraint devices must: 

■ be made of stranded steel cable, not greater than 5 feet long (not including 
extension, with a diameter of not less than 5/64 inch and equipped with 

a commercially manufactured breakaway rated at 350 pounds or less, a 
relaxing-type lock, a stop device that prevents it from closing to less than 
2 1/2 inches in diameter, and an anchor swivel. Note: Compression-type 
chokes and other mechanically powered springs are prohibited. 

■ have a loop size of 1 2 inches diameter or smaller when set. 

■ have the bottom of the cable loop set at least 6 inches or greater above the 
ground. 

■ be anchored solidly or staked in a location not allowing entanglement. 

■ be checked daily. 

Cable restraint devices must NOT be: 

■ capable of extending to within 1 2 inches of a fence. 

■ set using a drag. 

■ set with a kill-pole. 

■ used within 1 50 feet of any dwelling or driveway leading to a dwelling. 
Note: Trappers may not possess live coyotes, red fox and gray fox after 
March 15. 



Hunters with limited mobility can 

use the Conservation Department's 
disabled-accessible hunting areas. For a 
comprehensive list of these areas and other 
facilities around the state, send an e-mail 
to pubstaff@mdc.mo.gov or write to: 
"Disabled- Accessible Outdoors," P.O. Box 
180, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180. 




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Sharing Your Harvest 

Part of the joy of hunting is enjoying venison 
the rest of the year. If you know that your 
deer will provide you with more venison 
than you can use, you can donate a portion 
of that deer to the needy through the Share 
the Harvest program. Simply have your deer 
processed at participating processors listed 
in the Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations 
and Information booklet and let them know 
what portion you would like to donate to the 
local food pantry. 

Hunters who donate venison are 
responsible for paying the processing fee. 
However, a processing payback program may 
pay some or all of your costs when donating 
an entire deer. During some portions of 
the season, full processing is provided to 
encourage hunters to harvest extra deer in 
high population areas. Check the Fall Deer & 
Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information 
booklet and with participating processors in 
your area for details. 

To learn more about the program or find 
out how your organization can become 
a sponsor, contact the Conservation 
Department's Jefferson City office. 
See Page 33. 

For more information about the processing 
payback program, call the Conservation 
Federation at 573-634-2322 or go to 
confedmo.org. 





Poachers, beware! 

Convicted wildlife violators lose hunting & fishing privileges in 35 states! 

Missouri is a member of the Interstate Wildlife Violator's Compact, an 
agreement whereby 35 participating states share information about game 
law violators and honor each other's decisions to deny permits to perennial 
poachers. 

In the past, poachers whose hunting, fishing or trapping privileges were 
suspended in one state could drive to another state and purchase a permit. 

Now, if your permit is revoked in Missouri, you will lose privileges in 
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, 
Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, 
Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, 
Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West 
Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Missouri, in turn, will honor revocations in 
these same states. 

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Some conservation areas require nontoxic shot only. 

A nontoxic shot only regulation for all hunting with a shotgun is in effect at 21 
conservation areas. These areas have larger wetlands where sizeable numbers of 
waterfowl and shorebirds concentrate in the fall and spring. 

Ingesting lead shot can be fatal to all birds including waterfowl, doves and 
scavenging birds, such as eagles, that feed on birds with lead shot in their 
carcasses. Mounting evidence points to lead poisoning occurring in over 30 
species of birds. 

The nontoxic shot rule will apply to all hunting on these areas with a shotgun 
including dove, turkey, quail, rabbit and squirrel hunting. Since 1991, waterfowl 
hunters in Missouri have used nontoxic shot for all duck, goose and coot 
hunting. 

Many of the 21 conservation areas included in this nontoxic shot 
requirement offer good dove hunting, which can be a significant source of lead 
shot poisoning in birds. Good quality nontoxic shot shell alternatives for all 
gauges are available commercially at a reasonable cost. 

Use or possession of lead shot is prohibited for hunting on the following 
Department of Conservation areas: 



• Black Island 

• Bob Brown 

• Columbia Bottom 

• Cooley Lake 

• Coon Island 

• Duck Creek 

• Eagle Bluffs 



• Fountain Grove 

• Four Rivers 

• Grand Pass 

• B.K. Leach Memorial 

• Little Bean Marsh 

• Little River 

• Marais Temps Clair 



Montrose 
Nodaway Valley 
Otter Slough 
SchelLOsage 
Settle's Ford 
Ted Shanks 
Ten Mile Pond 



As of June 2010, shot types 
approved as being nontoxic by the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are: 

• bismuth-tin 

• iron (steel) 

• iron-tungsten 

• iron-tungsten-nickel 

• tungsten-bronze (two types) 

• tungsten-iron-copper-nickel 

• tungsten-matrix 

• tungsten-polymer 

• tungsten-tin-iron 

• tungsten-tin-bismuth 

• tungsten-tin-iron-nickel 

• tungsten-iron-polymer 

For up-to-date information, visit 
www.fws.gov/hunting. 




ATV users: Don't risk losing your 
fishing and hunting privileges! 

It is illegal for anyone (except landowners and lessees on land they own or lease 
and certain agricultural workers) to drive ATVs in Missouri's streams and rivers 
unless the ATV is on a crossing that is part of the highway system. Violators 
could lose their fishing and hunting privileges. 

Using ATVs and Horses on 
Conservation Department Areas 

Any vehicle use is restricted to graveled and paved roads and established 
parking areas, unless otherwise posted. 

Horses and horseback riding are permitted only on trails designated for their 
use and on roads and trails open to vehicular traffic, unless otherwise posted. 
For more information, contact the area manager. See Page 33. 

Using ATVs, Horses and Motorcycles in 
Mark Twain National Forest 

In Mark Twain National Forest, you may ride on any open, numbered Forest 
Service road in counties where alkterraimvehicle county permits are issued, 
provided you abide by Missouri state motor vehicle regulations. Forest Service 
maps showing numbered Forest Service roads may be purchased at any Forest 
Service office. See Page 5 for contact information. 

Not all open roads appear on maps. Some roads may be closed to ATV 
use. You also may ride on designated motorcycle and ATV trails at Chadwick 
Motorcycle and ATV Use Area in Christian County and at Sutton Bluff Motorcycle 
and ATV Use area in Reynolds County if you have a Forest Service permit. Daily 
and annual permits may be purchased at the Salem and Ava District offices and 
at businesses near trail areas. 

Equestrian use is permitted on most of the 700 miles of Mark Twain National 
Forest trails. Equestrian use of roads and two track trails also is permitted. Use 
the "Tread Lightly" ethic to travel and recreate with minimum impact. 
See www.treadlightly.org. 







Inspire the children in your life to get outside! 
Sign your kids up for Xplor, and six times a year, they will receive 
stories and photos about Missouri's coolest critters, niftiest natural places 
and liveliest outdoor activities. The magazine is free to Missouri residents. 
Out-of-state subscriptions are $5 a year. Foreign subscriptions are $8 a 
year. Include payment with request. Parental consent is required. 

To subscribe, go to www.xplormo.org/node/2618, call 573-522-4115, 
ext. 3856, or write to Xplor, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180. 
You'll begin receiving the magazine in 6 to 8 weeks. One magazine per 
household, please. 

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Help Stop Feral Hogs 

Since the days of open range, 
a few Missouri counties have 
had populations of don^estic 
wild hogs. In recent years 
those hogs have been crossed 
with the European boar strain 
to produce anin^als that 
reproduce prolifically and have 
strong survival instincts that 
make them especially wary. 
Populations of feral hogs have 
been reported in 20 counties 
primarily south of Highway 
50, with estimated numbers of 
more than 5,000. 



Feral hogs: 

■ can be aggressive and may attack, especially when protecting their young. 

■ spread diseases to humans, pets and domestic animals. 

■ damage crops, vineyards and forest land. 

■ contribute to soil erosion and siltation of streams. 

■ destroy natural communities. 

■ compete with native wildlife, such as turkeys, for food. 

■ eat anything they can catch, including reptiles, amphibians, deer fawns and 
newly born livestock. 

How Hunters Can Help 

Intense hunting pressure has helped reduce the number of feral hogs in 
Missouri. However, because of high reproductive rates of around 12 piglets a 
year, populations grow rapidly if left unchecked. It is legal to kill feral hogs on 
your own property and on public lands where allowed. 

A feral hog is defined as any hog, including Russian and European wild boar, 
that is not conspicuously identified by ear tags or other forms of identification 
and is roaming freely upon public or private lands without the landowner's 
permission. If you kill a feral hog that meets the above definition on public land 
or on private land where you have permission to hunt, you are not liable for the 
loss of the animal if someone claims ownership. 

■ If you see a feral hog while hunting other game, shoot it on sight! 

■ If you see someone releasing hogs, report them immediately. 



Report Illegal Hog Releases 

It is illegal to release feral hogs in Missouri. Call Operation Game Thief 
toll-free at 1-800-392-1111 if you see someone releasing hogs. 



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Feral Hog Tips 

■ Feral hogs are not native to Missouri, and can be taken in any number at 
any time. Before shooting, however, look for ear tags or other forms of 
identification to be certain the hog is feral and is not escaped livestock. 

■ No permit is needed to pursue feral hogs except during deer and turkey 
seasons. See deer and turkey regulation booklets for details. 

■ Because feral hogs move frequently in response to hunting pressure and food 
sources, local conservation agents cannot provide specific site locations. 

■ Most opportunities to shoot feral hogs are limited to public lands in Mark 
Twain National Forest and in Phelps, Pulaski, Texas, Iron, Reynolds, Barry 
and Stone counties; and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers properties around 
Stockton, Truman, Wappapello and Table Rock lakes. Check with area 
managers for special regulations. 

■ For best results, use a repeating firearm suitable for deer hunting. If using 
muzzleloaders or bows, hunt from tree stands for extra safety. 

■ Wear plastic or rubber gloves while dressing wild hogs. Bury the offal to 
prevent disease to other animals. 

■ Don't feed raw meat or organs to pets or livestock. 

■ As with all pork, cook the meat thoroughly before eating. 

■ Help with disease testing by collecting blood from hogs you kill. Free testing 
kits are available at Department regional offices, or you can use a small, 
clean jar of your own. Send the blood sample to the Missouri Department of 
Agriculture Animal Health Laboratory, 216 El Mercado Plaza, P.O. Box 630, 
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0630. Label the jar with your name, address and 
telephone number, along with the date and location of the kill. 

■ Report sightings to the Department by calling 573'522'4115, ext. 3147, to the 
state veterinarian's office at 573-751-3377 or to the USDA Wildlife Service at 
573.449.3033. 




If you hit a deer... 

Motorists occasionally are involved in 
accidents with deer. If this happens to you: 

■ Don't approach the animal if it is still 
alive. An injured deer can be dangerous! 

■ Contact the county conservation agent, 
the nearest Conservation Department 
regional office (see Page 33 for phone 
numbers), law enforcement officer 

of the county or city where the 
accident occurred, or call the Missouri 
Department of Transportation toll-free at 
1-888-275-6636. 



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Definitions 

■ Antlered Deer: A deer having at least one antler at least 3 inches long. 

■ Atlatl: A rod or narrow board-like device used to launch, through a throwing 
motion of the arm, a dart 5 to 8 feet in length. Note: Atlatls may be used for 
hunting game, except turkey. See Page 13. 

■ Bow: A device drawn and held by hand and not fastened to a stock nor to 
any other mechanism that maintains the device in a drawn position. This 
definition includes longbows, recurve bows and compound bows. 

■ Chase or Chased: The act of using dogs to follow wildlife for the purpose of 
recreation or dog training, but not for the purpose of catching or taking that 
wildlife. 

■ Days or Dates: All days and dates are inclusive. A day begins or ends at 
midnight, unless otherwise specified. 

■ Firearm: Pistols, revolvers and rifles propelling a single projectile at one 
discharge including those powered by spring, air or compressed gas, and 
shotguns not larger than 10 gauge. 

■ Furbearing Animals, Furbearers: Badger, beaver, black bear, bobcat, coyote, 
gray fox, red fox, mink, mountain lion, muskrat, nutria, opossum, raccoon, 
river otter, spotted skunk, striped skunk and long-tailed weasel. Note: Open 
seasons exist for all furbearers except black bear, mountain lion, spotted 
skunk and long-tailed weasel. 

■ Game Birds: American coot, American woodcock, crows, ducks, Eurasian 
coUared-dove, geese, gray partridge, mourning dove, northern bobwhite quail, 
ring-necked pheasant, ruffed grouse, sora rail, Virginia rail, white-winged 
dove, wild turkey, and Wilson's snipe. Note: Open seasons exist for all species 
except gray partridge and ruffed grouse. 

■ Game Mammals: Deer, groundhog (woodchuck), cottontail rabbit, jackrabbit, 
swamp rabbit, fox squirrel, gray squirrel and furbearers as defined above. 
Note: Open seasons exist for all game mammals except jackrabbits, and for 
all furbearers except black bear, mountain lion, spotted skunk and long-tailed 
weasel. 

■ Lessee: Any Missouri resident who lives on and leases at least 5 acres of land 
in one single tract owned by others. This also includes any member of the 
immediate household whose legal residence is the same as the lessee for at 
least the past 30 days. 

■ Managed Deer Hunt: A prescribed deer hunt conducted on a designated area, 
which may include conservation areas, state parks, national wildlife refuges, 
military bases, private land, and city or county properties. 

■ Muzzleloading Firearm: Any firearm capable of being loaded only from the 
muzzle. 

■ Night-vision Equipment: Optical devices (i.e., binoculars or scopes) using light 
amplifying circuits that are electrical or battery-powered. 

■ Possessed and Possession: The actual and constructive possession and 
control of things referred to in the Wildlife Code. 



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I Public Roadway: The right of way which is owned either outright or by 
easement by any public entity, or which is used by the general public for 
travel and is also regularly maintained by any public entity. 

I Pursue or Pursued: The act of trying to find, seek or search for wildlife for the 
purpose of taking wildlife. 

I Resident Landowner: Any Missouri resident who owns at least 5 continuous 
acres, and his or her immediate household members whose legal residence 
is the same as the landowner for at least the past 30 days. In the case of 
corporate ownership, only registered officers of corporations meet this 
definition and they are not required to reside on the land. Persons who own 
stock in a corporation (shareholders) do not meet this definition. 

I Sell: To offer for sale or to exchange for compensation in any material form. 

I Take or Taking: Killing, trapping, snaring, netting or capturing any wildlife in 
any manner; also refers to pursuing, molesting, hunting, wounding; or the 
placing, setting or use of any device in an attempt to take wildlife; and every 
act of assistance to every other person in taking or attempting to take any 
wildlife. 




Operation Game Thief/Forest Arson 

Each conservation agent has about 444 square miles to 
oversee— a large area for just one pair of eyes. Citizens 
can help by reporting wildlife law violations. 

Operation Game Thief and Operation Forest Arson are 
privately funded programs to help combat poaching 
and arson-caused forest fires in Missouri. Rewards are 
available for information leading to the arrest of game 
law violators and forest arsonists. 

If you see a possible violation in progress, call your county conservation 
agent immediately or dial the toll-free number below: 

1-800-392-1111 



All information is kept in strict confidence. 
Desirable information includes names of 
violators, vehicle description and license 
number, as well as the violation location. 

Help put game thieves and arsonists 
out of business. 

Sponsored by the Conservation Federation 
of Missouri, the Missouri Department of 
Conservation and the U.S. Forest Service. 



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OPERATION 
GAME,HIEF 




A Hunter's Responsibilities 

The future of hunting is in your hands. To protect your sport you should 
always: 

■ Obtain permission from landowners if you hunt on private land. 

■ Remember landowners are your hosts. Follow their advice on where to 
hunt and offer to share your game with them. 

■ Invite landowners to hunt with you. 

■ Hunt only in areas designated by the landowner and observe safety 
zones around buildings and livestock. 

■ Respect the landowner's equipment, livestock and fences. Leave gates 
as you find them. Notify the landowner about damage you see. 

■ Obey firearms safety rules and game laws and insist that your 
companions do likewise. 

■ Control your dog, stay out of unharvested crops, and do not litter. 

■ Make every effort to find wounded animals, and clean and care for 
game properly. 

■ Acquire the skills and knowledge of a responsible hunter by continually 
improving your marksmanship and your knowledge of wildlife species, 
field care of game and principles of wildlife management. 

■ Support conservation efforts and wildlife management programs, and 
provide an example to broaden public understanding and support of 
hunting. 

■ Thank landowners for the privilege of hunting on their land. 
Remember that hunting is a privilege, not a right. Make your hunting 
trips safe and pleasant. 

■ Report observed violations to a conservation agent or local sheriff. 



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Contact Information 



Serving nature and you 



Director, 

Department of Conservation 
Robert LZiehmer 

The Conservation Commission 

Don C Bedell 
Don R.Johnson 
Chip McGeehan 
Becky L. Plattner 

Missouri Department of 

Conservation 

P.O. Box 180 

Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180 

573-751-4115 

mdc.mo.gov 

Equal opportunity to participate 
in and benefit from programs 
of the Missouri Department of 
Conservation is available to all 

I individuals without regard to their 
race, color, national origin, sex, 
age or disability. Questions should 
be directed to the Department 
of Conservation, P.O. Box 180, 
Jefferson City, MO 65102, (573) 
751-4115 (voice) or 800-735- 
2966(TTY),ortotheU.S.Fishand 
Wildlife Service Division of Federal 
Assistance, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, 
Mail Stop: MBSP-4020, Arlington, 

. VA 22203. 




Central Region 

1907 Hillcrest Drive 
Columbia, MO 65201 
573-884-6861 

Kansas City Region 

3424 N.W. Duncan Road 
Blue Springs, MO 64015 
816-655-6250^ 

Northeast Region 

3500 S.Baltimore 
Kirksville, MO 63501 
660-785-2420 

Northwest Region 

701 James McCarthy Drive 
St. Joseph, MO 64507 
816-271-3100 



Ozark Region 

551 Joe Jones Blvd. 
West Plains, MO 65775 
417-256-7161 

Southeast Region 

2302 County Park Drive 
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 
573-290-5730 

Southwest Region 

2630 N. Mayfair 
Springfield, MO 65803 
417-895-6880 

St. Louis Region 

2360 Highway D 
St. Charles, MO 63304 
636-441-4554 



^Kansas City Regional Office is moving to a new location. Please 
call 816-622-0900 if the number above does not work. 
The new address will be: 

12405 SERanson Road 

Lee's Summit, MO 64082 



Ever have a lost or forgotten permit spoil your hunting plans? 
Not anymore. The Conservation Department's new e-Permits 
System lets you buy online, print your permit at home, and 
have it in hand immediately. You can even reprint the 
permit if you lose or damage it. 

Find out how to use and enjoy e-Permits at j^. 

mdc.mo.gov/epermits #1^ 

Then head to your favorite hunting spot! 

Not comfortable with online purchases? You can 

still buy yourfishing, hunting and trapping permits i 

by phone, at any MDC office or your usual vendor. Serving nature and you